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by Benoist
Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: 4E or C&C?
Replies: 21
Views: 3251

Re: 4E or C&C?

Most everyone *except* me is enjoying 4e. So do I just forge ahead, being the good guy? Or do I say "screw everyone, I'm most important" and dive-bomb 4e in favor of CnC? Middle-ground: "I get you guys like 4e, but the game really isn't for me. So I would like to run something else, and someone els...
by Benoist
Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Avatars?
Replies: 22
Views: 2436

Re: Avatars?

Oooh bigger avatars too.
by Benoist
Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D Essentials is actually looking good.
Replies: 139
Views: 19036

<t>My red box just shipped -I am basically acting as if I was picking up the game for the first time and was a complete RPG newbie here, to try to grasp the logic of the game and evaluate whether that'd make a cool gift for my nephews or not-. I'll let you guys know what I think.<br/> ______________...
by Benoist
Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D Essentials is actually looking good.
Replies: 139
Views: 19036

<t>The Starter Set (Red Box) really is aimed at people who have never played an RPG before. Only purchase it if you're interested in the adventure included in it and some such. The particulars. Or you see it as a collector item. You don't need it to play Essentials. <br/> <br/> To play Essentials, i...
by Benoist
Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D Essentials is actually looking good.
Replies: 139
Views: 19036

Not trying to sell the game or anything. Just spreading information so we can all make informed choices.
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by Benoist
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D Essentials is actually looking good.
Replies: 139
Views: 19036

<t>Okay. So what's the point of my previous post, right? <br/> <br/> Well. Essentials *is* 4E. It's not a variant or anything. What it does, however, is reprint the rules after 37 pages of errata through DDI, strip them down to the bare minium (hence the name), add builds to classes that attempt to ...
by Benoist
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:16 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D Essentials is actually looking good.
Replies: 139
Views: 19036

<r>Heroes of the Fallen Lands, the first volume, will include two builds of Fighters that do not use Daily powers, but instead use stances, which are like continuous at-wills the warrior can shift back and forth, if you will, and auras, which are actually not like actual supernatural auras, but area...
by Benoist
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Monsters for C&C
Topic: An Overview of Angels
Replies: 4
Views: 2961

Very cool.
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by Benoist
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D Essentials is actually looking good.
Replies: 139
Views: 19036

qstor wrote: I highly doubt the Core 4E books are out of print already. They're not. Though no more 4E core books are going to be printed in the near future (they HAVE indicated as much), WotC still has a kilometric buttload of them. They are not going to run out of supplies any time soon. Which is...
by Benoist
Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Society News
Topic: The Harbinger Variant -- Demoing C&C
Replies: 116
Views: 41663

Re: The Harbinger Variant -- Demoing C&C

serleran wrote:
This should get more attention...
http://www.trolllord.com/cnc/8122.html

Interesting concept!
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by Benoist
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Illusionist Poll...Yay or Nay?
Replies: 23
Views: 1016

Big thumbs up on my part as well. With the right player, this class has amazing potential, both in terms of role playing and tactics.
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by Benoist
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Mongoose lowered ALL of their PDF prices last week...
Replies: 11
Views: 2517

<t>These are still very expensive. Way too expensive to me. Paying more than 10 bucks for core books of a role playing game or very rare gaming resources (like say Pavis and Big Rubble for RQ), I can understand. Paying 20 bucks for each and every single supplement in a game line? Not really, no.<br/...
by Benoist
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Favorite Game Company???
Replies: 42
Views: 4134

<t>Malhavoc Press. I love everything Monte Cook has done as a third party publisher. Ptolus first and foremost. Arcana Evolved. Iron Heroes. The books of Might. I like it all. Plus, Monte and Sue Cook are great people. <br/> Black Blade Publishing, Brave Hafling Publishing, Mythmere Games. The core ...
by Benoist
Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Necromancers City of Brass (D20)...
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

Oh yeah right. I forgot the CSotIO which I also own. Good catch, Omote!

And yeah. Caverns of Thracia is awesome.
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by Benoist
Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: D&D Essentials is actually looking good.
Replies: 139
Views: 19036

<r>I actually just made the count for another unrelated online conversation. <br/> <URL url="http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/UpdateCompiled.pdf">http://www.wizards.com/dnd/files/UpdateCompiled.pdf</URL><br/> <br/> This is the errata compilation from Wizards' website so far. 115 pages long, though t...
by Benoist
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Necromancers City of Brass (D20)...
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

<t>The Wilderlands boxed set is absolutely amazing. With the Player's Guide to the Wilderlands, it's a killer combo for a long running campaign, or campaignS.<br/> <br/> I love Rob Conley's Majestic Wilderlands too, for OD&D/Swords & Wizardry.<br/> _________________<br/> Building: The Tower ...
by Benoist
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Necromancers City of Brass (D20)...
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

I own it. It's a great boxed set. Very inspirational. Good stuff.
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by Benoist
Fri Aug 20, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Gary Con has ruined me!
Replies: 16
Views: 1419

Re: Gary Con has ruined me!

old school gamer wrote: Has anyone else gone full circle like this? Sort of, yes. I started gaming with AD&D First Ed. I played it for some time, until I was offered a box of Das Schwarze Auge (L'Oeil Noir in France) and started running games on my own. I went on with Mentzer Basic and Expert D&D, ...
by Benoist
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Help!
Replies: 53
Views: 9579

Promethean is great. Not for a beginning GM, but it's by far the most original title of the NWoD. Read it. Own it. Tweak for great campaign. It's a beauty.
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by Benoist
Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Tales of a 4th Edition Nothing
Replies: 96
Views: 12067

DangerDwarf wrote:
Because thread replies consisting only of "Yay! Me too!" make for a dull message board.
Edit: Oh, and how else am I going to keep my post count rising?

OK. Good points. Carry on.
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by Benoist
Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Tales of a 4th Edition Nothing
Replies: 96
Views: 12067

DangerDwarf wrote: Yes, I make of habit of visiting message boards in order to not read things. Doesn't take a genius to check a thread once and decide it's not for you, you know? Nobody's putting a gun to your head asking you to post repetitively on the thread to bitch about its place or existence...
by Benoist
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Tales of a 4th Edition Nothing
Replies: 96
Views: 12067

DangerDwarf wrote:
Its just difficult to take seriously claims of, "This is not D&D!" from folks who have no problem with the lack of D&Dishness in 3e.

You can always you know... ignore the thread?
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by Benoist
Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Castles & Crusades Open Discussion: General, The Rules, The Law & the Chaos
Topic: Expanding the Crusade!
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Excellent. More of this, please!
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by Benoist
Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Arazmus Unimportant Daily Opinion Poll 6/22
Replies: 26
Views: 2182

Mustard man. Maybe some relish. No ketchup.
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by Benoist
Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Other Games
Topic: So what RPG's other than C&C do you play/run, or wish
Replies: 60
Views: 9183

<t>Right now I'm running OD&D (1974). I'd run AD&D in heartbeat.<br/> <br/> On my wish list right now: <br/> <br/> RuneQuest II<br/> <br/> Call of Cthulhu<br/> <br/> Mythus<br/> <br/> WOD<br/> <br/> Aces & Eights<br/> _________________<br/> Building: The Tower of St. Makhab - The Medival...
by Benoist
Mon May 31, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Dark Dungeons RPG and Dark Dungeon RPG
Replies: 95
Views: 17042

Julian Grimm wrote: While I do understand what you are saying I am getting less and less thrilled about clones. S&W is the only clone I really pay attention to since I like how it does not completely copy the original game. However, I am tending to lean to the 'neo-classical' games like C&C, Dragon...
by Benoist
Mon May 31, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: Other Games
Topic: Dark Dungeons RPG and Dark Dungeon RPG
Replies: 95
Views: 17042

Julian Grimm wrote: Dark Dungeons isn't a bad game but I think the idea was already covered in Labyrinth Lord. I downloaded it and found it had nothing to add to what has already been said before. Thus we see the problems with the so-called OSR coming to a head. You can only do so much before you g...
by Benoist
Thu May 27, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What was your first Gaming Convention?
Replies: 52
Views: 1824

<t>Les Joutes du Tmraire, in Nancy, Eastern France. 1992, maybe?<br/> <br/> Anyway. I met Greg Stafford there, and had no idea who the man was. I actually was the one who recommended he picked In Nomine Satanis/Magna Veritas as a game to bring back to the US. Really cool guy. Very good memory.<br/> ...
by Benoist
Thu May 27, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What RPG did you cut your teeth on?
Replies: 78
Views: 3924

<t>AD&D is what started it for me. Village of Hommlet with a few Gloranthan deities (Orlanth, Yelm) thrown in for good measure. I was 11 years old. <br/> <br/> My first character was a MU with 1 HP and a Light spell.<br/> <br/> I got killed by a back-stabbing skeleton. <br/> Then, a good dozen c...
by Benoist
Thu May 27, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: DUBYA TEE EF?
Replies: 50
Views: 1192

Re: DUBYA TEE EF?

Breakdaddy wrote: OK, I know I'm behind the times, but DAYUM! If you need a strategy guide to "optimize your character build", then you've missed the point of sitting around the table tossing a few dice with your pals... http://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Dragons-Players-Strategy-Guide/dp/0786954884 We...